How is everything mental in nature? What are ancestors? Is there a bigger me? Why are we here? What should a seeker do?
Do objects have a Self? How to use mantras properly? How is the lifestyle of a typical magician? What does the Self Enquiry actually show?
What are the best ways to study experiences of all kinds? Why scientific method, which is so successful in the study of physical phenomena, fails miserably in case of spiritual phenomena? What is wrong with scientific journals? Lets discuss some practical issues on this topic.
How to measure one's spiritual progress? What happens after liberation? What is the effect of knowledge on incarnations? What governs the universe? What is the cause of existence? Lets explore these questions and many more.
On the occasion of completion of two years of this podcast I wish to thank all the listener and I also share a bit of history, a bit of my personal life, and a small story about the pitfalls of teaching.
Where are my spiritual guides? What can I do to make myself worthy of being guided? Does the universal mind help seekers? How can I bypass this whole trouble of spiritual evolution?
Suppression is a time bomb. Desires control the mind. Mind is nothing but unceasing activity of desires. How to take back the control? What is the final cure for the anarchy of desires? In the concluding part of this series, we reveal it all.
Desires find a way. There can be supernatural ways. We explore them in this part. We find that it can be either a trap or a path to liberation.
There are three ways to manage desires. Satiation or fulfillment is the first and most popular way. We discuss here the consequences of desire fulfillment. We discover something very important.
Desires are the cause of actions. Quality of our life depends on how we act, which depends on what we desire. So their study is of a great significance. What are desires and how many kinds are there? Lets see them in the first part of this series on desire management.
After realizing that there is no doer, a question is often asked - what should I do now? How to live this life? What is an ideal action? etc. It is paradoxical, how can you act when you are not the actor? The answer is surprisingly simple. That is what we discuss here.
The world is an illusion. Not a plain boring illusion, it is a mad mad world. A mutually agreed upon insanity. Why do we insist that it is real? If not this which one is the real? Is there any experience which is more sane, more rational, less miserable?
Knowledge is just refined ignorance. A seeker gains knowledge, only to destroy it. Those who are bound to knowledge, do not progress much. Not knowing is of essence on the path of knowledge. This can be confusing and shocking, can seem paradoxical. Let us explore the truth, bliss and freedom that is not-knowing.
What is the proper way to get something done in our day today life? How to sail smoothly in the sea of society, which is largely based on ignorance? Do extraordinary phenomena or paranormal events, like telekinesis, really occur? How to explain them? We try to answer all these questions from a nondual perspective.
Human life is about balance. Imbalance is seen as suffering and dissatisfaction. But balance of what? Of the activity of various layers of the mind. These intricate, interdependent and dynamic parts of the whole human being, when functioning optimally in perfect balance, produce a perfect experience of this life. This is manifested as total happiness and freedom. Now, what causes imbalance and how to fix it?
Letting go of the concept of a separate individual, who is the doer of all actions, can be very challenging. And it seems difficult, because there is often misunderstanding, or probably one is easily lost in the jungle of techniques, traditions etc. When it happens, it is actually very natural, spontaneous, and is extremely blissful. One can conduct one's whole life in pure bliss of egolessness.
A Guru is much more than a person. The Guru field manifests through many things and events. We are all connected to the same one Guru field. It is right here, right now. All you need is a deep longing for knowledge and a strong intention, and you will receive. Lets say thank you to this Guru field.
In this concluding part of the series, we see the problem of spiritual progress and get a detailed summary of all of his teachings. Nisargadatta's philosophy is seen as a distilled form of Advaita or Nondualism. He presents this timeless knowledge in as pure form as possible and in a very direct way.